Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

Movie Actor

Brandon Bruce Lee was an American actor and martial artist. Establishing himself as a rising action star in the early 1990s, he landed his breakthrough role as Eric Draven in the dark fantasy film The Crow. Lee's career, however, was cut short by his accidental death during The Crow's production.

Full Name
Feb 1, 1965
Mar 31, 1993
6′ 0″
Net Worth


Brandon Bruce Lee was born on February 1, 1965 in Oakland, California. He was the son of martial arts legend and actor Bruce Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell. His parents divorced when he was three years old and his father passed away unexpectedly when he was eight. After his father's death, he moved with his mother to Los Angeles where he attended high school. 

He started acting at age 18 and made his feature film debut in “Kung Fu: The Movie” in 1986. In 1989, he starred in the action-thriller “Laser Mission” and “Showdown in Little Tokyo” alongside Dolph Lundgren. In 1992, he had a starring role in the classic martial arts film “Rapid Fire” and played a supporting role in the drama “The Crow” which catapulted him to international fame. Unfortunately, during filming of the movie, Lee tragically died after an accident on set involving a prop gun that malfunctioned. 

Lee's legacy lives on through his films and his influence on martial arts cinema today. He is remembered for being a talented actor who brought energy and charisma to every performance as well as being an avid martial artist who earned a black belt in Jeet Kune Do from his father before his passing.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1965</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Brandon Lee is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 1, 1965, Brandon Bruce Lee is born in Oakland, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes Acting Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Makes his acting debut in the film Kung Fu: The Movie.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Leading Role in Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives first leading role in the film Laser Mission.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Death of His Father Bruce Lee</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Brandon's father, Bruce Lee, passes away suddenly at the age of 32.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in The Crow</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Brandon lands the starring role in The Crow and begins filming.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">Mar 1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Accidental Shooting Death on Set</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Brandon is accidentally shot and killed on set during a stunt gone wrong.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Posthumous Release of The Crow</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Crow is released posthumously and becomes a cult classic.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He Was an Incredible Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brandon Lee was an incredibly talented actor. He was able to bring characters to life with his powerful performances and emotional range. He was also a master of martial arts and stunts, making him one of the most memorable action stars of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He Had a Great Sense of Humor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brandon Lee had a great sense of humor. He had an infectious laugh and could often be seen cracking jokes on set and during interviews. His wit and charm made it easy to love him.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Was an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brandon Lee was an inspiration to many people. As a son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, he showed that perseverance and dedication can lead to success. His life was cut short but his legacy will live on for generations to come.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Filmed His Death Scene Before His Death</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brandon Lee filmed his death scene months before his tragic and untimely death. He was accidentally shot by a prop gun while filming the movie The Crow.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Son of Bruce Lee</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brandon Lee was the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, who had died 8 years earlier.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Attended High School in Switzerland</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brandon attended high school at Swiss American International School in Gland, Switzerland.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Starred in His First Movie at Age 18</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brandon starred in his first movie at age 18, the Hong Kong action film Legacy of Rage.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Had a Daughter After His Death</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brandon's daughter with Eliza Hutton, Shannon Lee, was born after his death on April 17, 1993.</p></div>


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